The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the country’s premier business Chamber is planning hold an International Investor Forum during the month of March 2016, in order to help the country attract much needed Foreign Direct Investments to drive growth.
Titled ‘Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2016’, the event plans to attract potential investors from across the globe. The potential overseas investors would be given the opportunity to hold B2B meetings with the Sri Lankan counterparts, meet top government ministers and officials, visits industrial zone and strategic economic locations of the country during the three-day event.
The forum will offer the perfect blend of opportunities aimed at enriching institutional, corporate and individual investors and business houses with a comprehensive set of guidelines for their investment decisions, and act as a networking opportunity for introductions to potential overseas business partners with a view of establishing partnerships with Sri Lankan businesses or attract investments.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce organized ‘Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2016’ will be held from 08th to 10th March, 2016 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo and is supported by the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Department of Commerce, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), Department of Commerce and the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network.
The Ceylon Chamber is now promoting the event aggressively across the globe with the support of the Sri Lankan High Commissions/Embassies located in foreign capitals, 120 Chambers of Commerce around the world where it has signed MOU’s and also via overseas diplomatic missions based in Sri Lanka.
The latest move by the 176-year-old Chamber comes amidst heavy investments Sri Lanka has made in the recent times to develop its infrastructure, such as ports, airports, road network, and telecommunication facilities, etc.
The forum also coincides with the Sri Lankan Government’s aim of developing 45 economic zones with the support of the private sector. Under this, the BOI will provide land and the investors have to build infrastructure facilities, which will be done on a joint venture basis.